Traineeships unlock the great potential of young adults aged from 16 to 24 by providing the work preparation, training, maths, English and work experience needed to get an Apprenticeship or a job.


What is a Traineeship?

A Traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience that is focused on giving young people the essential skills and experience that employers are looking for. At its core is work preparation training, English and maths for those who need it, and a high quality work experience placement with a committed employer.


What is the purpose of a Traineeship?

The aim of a Traineeship is to support young people to progress into an apprenticeship or employment


How long is a Traineeship?

Traineeships can last from 4 weeks to six months and include:

  • Work preparation training
  • English and maths* support if required
  • A work experience placement of anywhere between six weeks to five months with an employer
  • In addition, employers are encouraged to work in partnership with the training provider to add flexible additional content that meets the needs of their business, the local labour market and the trainee.


What are the benefits of Traineeships to the Employer?

Traineeships have been developed in response to employers nationally suggesting that young people lack some of the essential knowledge and experience expected in the workplace. A Traineeship will ensure young people gain the essential work preparation training, maths and English and work experience needed to get an Apprenticeship or job while benefitting businesses in a number of ways:

  • As an employer you can design a high quality Traineeship in partnership with the College – encouraged to add additional flexible content that meets the specific needs of the business
  • A traineeship is an excellent addition to your recruitment plan
  • Employers can get ahead of the competition by identifying young people with specific skills and talent, attitude and commitment and bring them into your business
  • Employers could be eligible for an Apprenticeship Grant of £1500
  • All training costs are met by Government funding.